A Shelby County native, Emilia grew up with an appreciation of Kentucky‚Äôs rural counties, their landscapes and citizens. She began attending the University of Kentucky in 2003 to study Music Education and joined Kappa Delta Sorority. During her college years, she found a love of Lexington’s unique neighborhoods and local businesses. Emilia still resides in Lexington with her husband John and her two dogs, Tibetan Spaniel Mix named Tenzen and Chocolate Lab named Lou.